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Gifts for teachers

Stumped about what to buy your child's teacher this year for the holidays? Many parents and students wish to give teachers a token of their thanks, but they're not sure what's appropriate. Some classes decide to give group gifts while others choose gift cards to teaching supply stores, Staples, Target and more. If you're looking for something a bit more personal, here's a round-up of festive gift ideas for teachers.

To see more holiday gift guides, visit newsday.com/giftguides .

Apple Flair Pin

Here's an apple teachers can use over and
Photo Credit: Erin Condren

Here's an apple teachers can use over and over again. Price: $8 More info: erincondren.com

Sammanhang boxes

There's always a need for storage, especially for
Photo Credit: Inter IKEA Systems B.V./DANIEL WESTER

There's always a need for storage, especially for all the little things that never seem to have a home. This collection of three houndstooth Sammanhang boxes are just right for keeping everything in its place. $9.99 in IKEA stores and at ikea.com.

Books Turn Muggles Into Wizards Pin

This sweet enamel pin encourages reading, making it
Photo Credit: Modcloth

This sweet enamel pin encourages reading, making it a perfect gift for a teacher, $18 at modcloth.com.

Aromatherapy Stress Relief Gift Set

This eucalyptus and spearmint aromatherapy gift set features
Photo Credit: Bath & Body Works

This eucalyptus and spearmint aromatherapy gift set features hand cream, gentle foaming hand soap and hand sanitizer. The gift arrives unassembled with a cellophane wrapper, ribbon and gift tag. $10 at bathandbodyworks.com.

Kate Spade New York Initial Notepad

This monogrammed notepad is perfect for teachers and
Photo Credit: Kate Spade New York

This monogrammed notepad is perfect for teachers and coworkers. Choose from a variety of colors and letters.Price: $12 More info: katespade.com

Eau Good Duo water bottle

With a leak-proof valve, squeeze and lock charcoal
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With a leak-proof valve, squeeze and lock charcoal insert, and an infuser guard to keep fruits in place, this Eau Good Duo water bottle is the perfect hydration tool. It's made from BPA- and BPS-free durable Tritan plastic, and comes in seven color schemes. $29.95 at blackblum.com.

Shelter Island Jet Set Candle

If the summers seem shorter than they used
Photo Credit: Jonathan Adler

If the summers seem shorter than they used to, maybe giving this sea moss, sand, sage and fir balsam-scented Shelter Island Jet Set Candle will help. The 3.5-inch-high soy and paraffin candle burns for about 40 hours, and comes in three other scents. $28 at jonathanadler.com.

Decorative House Box

Sometimes it's nice to have a little reminder
Photo Credit: Target

Sometimes it's nice to have a little reminder there's more to life than work (even when you love your job). This sweet little Decorative House Box from Hearth & Hand with Magnolia is made from solid wood and stands 4.5 inches high. $6.99 at Target stores and target.com.

Shhhh Mug

Every teacher could use a little quiet time.
Photo Credit: Dormify

Every teacher could use a little quiet time. Help your favorite teacher make that point with this oversized coffee mug adorned with a goldtone foil message. $18 at dormify.com

Solar System Print

The Solar System is more than just planets
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The Solar System is more than just planets and the sun. Give the whole thing -- moons and all --  in this compact, 8-inch-square map. Available in silver on white or silver on black, and in larger sizes. $22 at archiespress.com.

Iris Card Case

This minimalist Iris Card Case can lighten a
Photo Credit: Anthropologie

This minimalist Iris Card Case can lighten a teacher's load. The leather card case, available in two color schemes, has just enough room for a few dollars, license and a credit card, and the colorful construction means it's unlikely to get lost at the bottom of a bag. $24 at select Anthropologie stores and anthropologie.com.

Kelvin17

Teacher's need all kinds of tools to solve
Photo Credit: kelvintools.com/Neil Wilson

Teacher's need all kinds of tools to solve unexpected problems. The Kelvin17 multi tool features a tape measure, a level, 13 screwdriver bits, a miniature hammer and LED flashlight, all in a compact package. Available in seven colors. $19.99 at kelvintools.com.

All Day Lunch Bag

There's no guarantee that lunch time will come
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There's no guarantee that lunch time will come at noon. Make sure lunch is always insulated and at the ready with this All Day Lunch Bag from BUILTNY. The 10-inch-long bag has two zippered side pockets, a grab handle and an adjustable, removable shoulder strap. From $19.99 at online retailers. For more information, visit builtny.com.

Scratch Map

Your child's teacher is giving them the world.
Photo Credit: Pottery Barn

Your child's teacher is giving them the world. Give them the world right back with this Pottery Barn Scratch Map. The interactive map lets you scratch off countries you're learning about, or have visited, or for whatever reason you like. $19.50 at potterybarn.com.

Shanghai Garden Social Stationery

This stationery set features 12 assorted cards and
Photo Credit: Rifle Paper Co.

This stationery set features 12 assorted cards and envelopes in a matching box. Price: $22 More info: riflepaperco.com

Paddywax Glee Candles

Glee candles, made of soy wax, come in
Photo Credit: Paddywax

Glee candles, made of soy wax, come in an 8-ounce frosted glass inside a decorative box. Available in six scents, including Balsam & Berries, Cinnamon & Spruce and Vanilla and Myrrh. Price:$20More info: paddywax.com

Planny Pack

This planny pack from Erin Condren will help
Photo Credit: Erin Condren

This planny pack from Erin Condren will help on-the-go teachers transport all their essentials. An outer elastic band helps keep extras secure. Price: $20More info: erincondren.com

Kate Spade New York Thermal Initial Mug

Easy to take along, this monogrammed mug can
Photo Credit: Kate Spade

Easy to take along, this monogrammed mug can keep drinks hot or cold. Choose from a variety of colors and letters. Price: $18More info: katespade.com.

Vera Bradley Desk Calendar Butterfly Flutter

Each month of the calendar year features a
Photo Credit: Vera Bradley

Each month of the calendar year features a different butterfly with rose gold foil accents and a rotating design. Price: $18 More info: verabradley.com

Tocca Girls: Mini Indulgences Holiday

Indulge in the scent of grapefruit and cucumber
Photo Credit: Tocca

Indulge in the scent of grapefruit and cucumber with cream for your hands and a candle for your space. Price: $20 More info: tocca.com

The Body Shop Festive Hand Cream Trio

This set of hydrating hand creams features scents
Photo Credit: The Body Shop

This set of hydrating hand creams features scents such as peppermint, vanilla and cranberry. Price: $15 More info: thebodyshop-usa.com

Verbena Holiday Body Care Ornament

This star ornament will shine among body care
Photo Credit: L'OCCITANE

This star ornament will shine among body care products. It contains verbena hand cream gel, body lotion and leaf-shaped soap. Price: $14 More info: usa.loccitane.com

English Soap Co.

Who washes his hands more than a teacher?
Photo Credit: The English Soap Co.

Who washes his hands more than a teacher? Now give the best teacher a shea butter, jasmine-scented soap. $8. MORE INFO: soapkings.com

Brass bell

Customize this brass bell with your favorite teacher’s
Photo Credit: Personalization Mall

Customize this brass bell with your favorite teacher’s name, $24.99. MORE INFO:  personalizationmall.com

Rocket Moon Clock

Here’s the perfect gift for the science teacher
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Here’s the perfect gift for the science teacher in your life -- the battery-operated Rocket Moon Clock would look heavenly in the classroom. $40. MORE INFO: suck.uk.com

Apple Bracelet

Choose your choice of crystals or precious stones
Photo Credit: Savvy Designs

Choose your choice of crystals or precious stones and add a charm perfect for teachers, such as an apple (shown), an artist palette or a music note. Each piece of jewelry comes with a sentimental quote. $28. More information: savvy-design.com.

Minimergency kit

A popped button...spilled lunch...sweat-inducing meetings -- work emergencies
Photo Credit: Pinch Provisions

A popped button...spilled lunch...sweat-inducing meetings -- work emergencies can be the unkindest cut, leaving you to suffer through the rest of the day. Pinch Provision's mini toiletry kits have 17 save-the-day essentials like stain remover, breath spray, deodorant packets, double-sided tape and replacement earring backs packed in a cute pouch. $18. More info: at pinchprovisions.com

A Year of Gratitude

Each kit in A Year of Gratitude contains
Photo Credit: uncommongoods.com

Each kit in A Year of Gratitude contains 52 thank you notes to send one each week, plus tips on writing a meaningful letter and a journal to keep track of your thoughts; $30. More info: uncommongoods.com.

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